The urgency of climate change, together with conflicts and war, are prompting new questions from our clients. Supply chains are being reconsidered and companies are re-evaluating physical assets to reduce their emissions towards net zero and increase flexibility and resilience. Lifecycle thinking is emerging as organisations seek opportunities to improve their carbon footprint and operational efficiency. Additionally, there is a growing trend to build for use and create circular structures which can be re-purposed for future applications.
At the same time, digital technologies are increasingly being adopted by the market. Also, the competitor landscape is changing. Last but not least, the battle for talent is real, especially in our sectors of engineering, design and (digital) consultancy and also for software and technology.


Taking these trends into account, we developed our Stronger25 strategy that will help us to focus on where to play and how to grow while staying independent and financially healthy. Our people are at the heart of this strategy.

Enhancing Society Together

An important element in our Stronger25 strategy is our purpose Enhancing Society Together; it drives us and helps to distinguish ourselves in the market. It’s also our daily compass:

We care deeply about our people, our clients, and society at large. We take responsibility for having a positive impact on the world and we constantly challenge ourselves and others to develop sustainable solutions to local and global issues. We feel the urgency and are committed to accelerating the measurable benefits we deliver.

We act with integrity and transparency and hold ourselves to the highest standards of environmental and social governance. We are diverse and inclusive. We will not compromise the safety or well-being of our team or communities – no matter the circumstances.

We actively collaborate with clients, partners and stakeholders in projects and initiatives, together. Our actions, big and small, will drive the positive change the world needs, and will enhance society now and for the future

Global leading markets

We aim for international growth and excellence in nine market segments where we are already successful, and market leadership in the Netherlands. Our global leading markets are:

  • Climate resilience
  • Data centres
  • Aviation & Intermodal transport
  • Light industry
  • Maritime
  • Renewable energy & Decarbonisation of industry
  • Sustainable mobility
  • Tunnels & Structures, and
  • Water technology.

To better help clients with their complex challenges, we focus on smart combinations of the service mix, such as digital consultancy with design and engineering services. Also, building on the previous strategy, we are focusing even more on software and technology in the water market.